The Eagle offers across-the-board performance improvement to the basic Cessna Citation aircraft. In comparison to the production Citations the Eagle provides:
A range increase of up to 50%
A balanced field length improvement of up to 42%
A reduction of up to 12 knots in the reference landing speeds
An improvement in climb time to 35,000 feet of up to 20%
An improvement in initial cruise altitude capability from 33,000 feet to 37,000 feet for max takeoff weights
An increase in gross weight from 11,850 lbs. to 12,500 lbs. M.T.W.
An increase in fuel capacity to 4510 lbs.
An improvement of fuel efficiency on short range missions of up to 15%
A reduction of up to 11 knots in rotation and lift-off speeds
The ability to "tanker" home base fuel for short and medium range trips
Historically, in wing modifications there is a price to pay in a degradation of handling characteristics at one or the other extremes of the envelope. With the Eagle, there is no deterioration of handling characteristics at one or the other extremes of the envelope. At the low speed, high altitude end of the envelope. At the low speed low altitude end there is an improvement in handling qualities, safety, and a reduction in Vref, stall speeds and runway requirements.
Although maximum range improvements for the Eagle are notable, more significant to the overall operational capability of the aircraft are the runway limited operations. In general, the Eagle will fly about 50% farther than the straight Citation for any given runway limited situation or it will arrive at the same destination with considerably more reserve fuel, fostering safer operation under adverse weather conditions.
The additional fuel and increased cruise efficiency available with the Eagle translates to additional reserve capability and minimizes the effect of the unknown factors affecting a flight:
In-flight delays caused by poor weather at the destination
Heavy traffic at the destination causing prolonged holding
Having to fly to an alternate field which may defeat the purpose of the trip
The extra fuel normally precludes the pilot having to make a "gambling" decision on stretching the aircraft's capability, one of the primary reasons leading to aircraft mishaps.
Certified by the FAA under stringent FAR Part 25 Transport Category regulations, the Eagle provides safety unequaled in the industry. The Eagle fleet has flown 10,000,000 miles with an unblemished safety record.
Reduced approach and touchdown speeds, lower than most turboprops, give you an extra margin of safety over any other business jet flying today.
In comparison to turboprops, the Eagle offers guaranteed single engine performance and known aircraft performance in any given density altitude situation. This factor, often ignored when selecting an aircraft, is an extremely important criterion for consideration when evaluating your options.
The number of satisfied owners who have chosen the better performance, safety, comfort and economy of the Eagle is increasing. Many corporations are demanding more efficiency and performance from their aviation departments while watching the bottom line. The Eagle has a discriminating, cost effective means of getting Citation II performance for a fraction of the cost of a new airplane.
Considering the relative cost between the Eagle modification and a factory new airplane, and the superior operational advantages of the Eagle, your dollar is better spent when you opt for the Eagle. It is an investment that makes sense.
The shorter time to climb capability of the Citation Eagle means less community noise and less fuel burned to attain cruise altitude.
The shorter field length requirements of the Citation Eagle allow takeoff from austere airports even on hot days without payload or fuel load restrictions.
Long-range flight or short hop, the Eagle reaches cruise altitude sooner with its 8.5 aspect ratio wing.
Utilization of an advanced technology airfoil provides greater fuel volume and aerodynamic efficiency, achieving a range improvement of up to 50%. The 700 SM increase brings desirable destination within your range.
The superior fuel economy and greater fuel capacity of the Citation Eagle results in a dramatic increase in range further enhanced by cruising at 41,000 ft. in comfort above the weather.
The excellent decent characteristics of the basic Citation have remained unchanged. The Citation Eagle will be on final approach while basic Citations completing comparable missions are still enroute.
Safer, smoother landings at greatly reduced approach speeds with easier flare are characteristic of the Citation Eagle.
A remarkable 20% reduction in certified field length opens 1500 additional airports for your use. It brings new markets and old customers within your business jet's operational limits.